I’m curious. When you were in school….did classes resume before or after Labor Day?? We always started back the Tuesday after Labor Day. Granted, that was years (um, decades) ago but I thought it was the norm. Until my own children went to school and their new school year always began on the Tuesday just… Read More Time for a Priority Check
GiddyUp Junction….that’s where I’ve been all week. It has been VBS week at our church. Seems a bit late in the season but it was a good way to finish up the summer and prepare for the new school year – which is, somehow, already here. The theme, this year, was cowboy/western and took place… Read More Not Again?!?
The full spectrum of life. Both ends. I posted yesterday that, over the weekend, I had celebrated both. A girlfriend’s new grandbaby and a friend’s 90th birthday! Maybe it was because they were back to back, but the two events definitely caused me to get reflective. Both are poignant reminders. One the prospect of an… Read More Two Special Birthdays
It seems a bit paradoxical…but as the years accumulate, along with their life experiences and memories…well, the less I can remember. All the memories I would have if I simply could remember them all! Or even most. But for every fresh memory made, I seem to lose one. Or two. But I still can vividly… Read More My Earliest Memory
Just a quick recipe….something to tempt you to get in the kitchen. Even if the temps hover around triple digits. This one comes together super quickly, does not require the oven and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. (I tested this past weekend!) It is for Oreo Delight – which can be found at numerous different sites… Read More Oreo Delightfulness
Imagine this scenario. A husband and wife are hurrying through the morning activities and are planning the evening. The wife says she will be home later than usual and asks hubbie if he can get dinner ready. She gives him some suggestions/directions on what is available and what will need to be done. “No problem,”… Read More Surrendering Plan B
On Fridays, I join the Five Minute Friday link-up. It is a good challenge – mentally and with my writing. Writing without overthinking and without (too much) editing. (The idea of zero editing is way too much for me.) Sometimes, it is good to process thoughts and ideas without the overthinking that comes so naturally… Read More Avoiding the Trap of Becoming Distant
Almost the end of the month…seems like a good time for another “Currently” post – a look at a few things that would currently describe my life. Naturally, most things currently revolve around summer. Summer projects, summer heat, summer happenings – generally all of which make me smile! I am reading. I have been reading/studying this… Read More Currently: July 2019
“If all your friends were going to jump off a bridge, would you jump off too?” More wisdom from my mother…although long forgotten that seems to bubble up from nowhere. And, at the most interesting times! (Little did she know, bridge jumping would actually become a thing!!) This question was often asked to remind a… Read More Three Reasons to Hold Friendships Loosely
The struggle is real. I think it’s a sentiment that all of us can identify with – some days more often than others! Often it is used just to acknowledge and/or to agree with someone’s bad day. Even a simple “bad hair day.” Other times, the challenges are more complex but, the truth is, we constantly… Read More My Spirit is Willing, but…..